Imperial Valley College

  • The mission of Imperial Valley College is to foster excellence in education that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character, and abilities; to assist students in achieving their educational and career goals; and to be responsive to the greater community.

School Highlights

Imperial Valley College serves 8,511 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

Imperial Valley College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 401 teachers has grown by 39% over five years.
Imperial Valley College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty401 staff308 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Imperial Valley College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
The Imperial Valley College diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment8,511 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:124:1
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# Full-Time Students4,085 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students4,426 students6,350 students
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% Asian
1%
12%
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% Hispanic
92%
47%
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% Black
1%
6%
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% White
4%
23%
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% Unknown races
2%
6%
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Diversity Score0.150.70
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College Completion Rate
32%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,500$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,365 is less than the state average of $1,997. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,525 is more than the state average of $7,123. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,365$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,525$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts--
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Imperial Valley College is part of the Imperial Community College District. Its boundaries encompass seven high school districts that serve Imperial County residents. The high school districts are Calexico Unified, Central Union, Holtville Unified, Imperial Unified, Brawley Union, Calipatria Unified and San Pasqual Unified. The original Imperial Valley College main campus, which opened in September 1962, consisted of library, science laboratories, fine arts rooms, student activities building, academic classrooms, administration and faculty offices, social science rooms, physical education shower and locker rooms, and agricultural education classrooms and shop. The Imperial Valley College campus is located on a 160-acre site at the intersection of Highway 111 and Aten Road, in Imperial, California. This location is in the heart of Imperial County and is within reasonable commuting distance of all of the cities in the Valley. There are also extended campus centers in the cities of El Centro, Brawley and Calexico. In order to meet its educational mandate, Imperial Valley College offers 900 different courses in 56 areas of study ranging from Administration of Justice to Welding Technology. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges reaccredited Imperial Valley College in 2001 for a period of six years. As one of the 71 community college districts in California, its educational mission, as defined in the state master plan for higher education and by statute, is to provide lower division transfer education, vocational and career education, and basic skills education to prepare students to succeed in college.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Imperial Valley College is Arizona Western College (59.2 miles away).
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    El Cajon, CA 92019
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    Cathedral City, CA 92234
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For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,997 per year for in-state students and $7,123 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,060 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.